Papers of John Anstis
Notes and transcripts by John Anstis, with some correspondence, for his work The register of the most noble order of the Garter (London, 1726), mounted on leaves from 16th-century editions of year books.
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Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Don. d. 126].
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MSS. Don. d. 126-127
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12731
Biographical / Historical
John Anstis (1669-1744) was a herald, antiquary and MP. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 39078-9.
S. Baker & G. Leigh, 12 December 1768 (Anstis sale), lots 342-3; Sotheby's, 19 December 1960, lot 251.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bought, Stanley Crowe, cat. 70, item 62, and given by the Friends of the Bodleian, 1961.
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